The Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Tasmania aims to bring together everyone who practises textile and fibre crafts for their mutual benefit, for the advancement of their crafts and discussions, demonstrations and exhibition. Note that the Guild rooms in Battery Point, Hobart, are open to all members to meet and network on each Thursday and the 2nd Saturday, 10 am to 1pm.

We have a healthy membership of about 360 crafty folk. Join us... Membership Form


Welcome to the Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Tasmania's website.


The Tasmanian Craft Fair 2019 will soon be upon us! We can't wait to see what great things will be on display. 

More info is available here, click on the links for your tags, entry forms and guidelines or ask your group leader for details. 


* Update your contact list with the new Guild telephone number.  0418 485 868

Did you miss out on the last Learn to Spin Workshop? We've added another workshop, go here for details. 

* The Guild library is stocked with some of the latest publications. You can browse the current library catalogue here. 

* President's Precis: April update now available HERE.

* Workshop Payments:

Direct transfer now available when paying for workshops. Each workshop will have a code which you are asked to quote when registering, and to be entered into the description field when paying by direct transfer via internet banking. The registration form for all workshops is to be found on the workshops page.

* 27th International Scarf Exchange: Wangaratta Stitched Up Textile Festival Saturday 6th to and including Sunday 14th July, 2019.

Wangaratta Handweavers & Spinners are hosting 2019. Info, and their website.

* Certificate of Competency in Hand Spinning: Interested? Check out the blog.

* Group meetings: If your group has had a change of venue, or contact point, please inform the web administrator & the newsletter editor.

* Our 3rd publication: The Weaving Patterns of Edward Hussey, by Mary Williams. See the blog. Order the Book :)

* What Group Meets when?: Look here for more information Table of Info

* Island Yarn Deadlines and Advertising: 

Deadlines for the Guild Newsletter Island Yarns is as follows:

  • Autumn edition the end of the 1st week in February;
  • Winter edition the end of the 1st week in May;
  • Spring edition the end of the 1st week in August;
  • Summer edition the end of the 1st week in November.

Members may advertise up to Two Lines (approx 30 words), for Free. Other prices: Up to 5 lines of text, no picture is $10. Up to half a page, with picture(s) is $40. Full page with picture(s) is $75. Payment must be made to the Treasurer in full before the advert will appear in the next issue of Island Yarns newsletter. Island Yarns is printed and mailed to every member quarterly. Contact the editor.

* Do potential members ask you "Why should I join the Guild?". Here are some reasons why.

* Have you got a project of which you are especially proud? Share it with us and your fellow fibre artists, send a picture and some information to the Newsletter editor and to the web admin.

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